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Organic Food Industry Fears GE Contamination (Reuters)

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | March 12, 2008 2 comments

Organic farmers across North America fear their livelihoods could be jeopardized by contamination by genetically engineered crops.  This morning’s Reuters article warns that GE contamination threatens to become even more widespread...

A bad day for Campbell

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | March 11, 2008 3 comments

You know its going to be a rough day when you wake up to find your office quarantined, and Greenpeace declares you to be a biohazard to the province.  Gordon Campbell, who spent much of the morning dodging questions about his lying ...

Liberals hide from Climate Vote

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | March 10, 2008 2 comments

Her Majesty’s Loyal Hop-position are running like rabbits from taking a position on environmental issues.  The federal Liberals hid from another vote today, this time criticising Stephen Harper’s dismal record on climate change.  Mind...

Gordon Campbell labelled a biohazard

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | March 10, 2008 1 comment

This morning, Greenpeace activists quarantined BC Premier, Gordon Campbell’s constituency office in Vancouver to protest his refusal to implement mandatory labelling of genetically engineered foods.  The activists hung banners that...

Anti-GE Films in Canada and Europe

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | March 10, 2008

What do Europeans know that Canadians don’t?  For one they know if their food contains genetically engineered ingredients, because they have mandatory GE labelling .  Now, Europeans are learning about The World According to Monsanto ...

Kaslo, BC: Thinking locally, acting globally

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | March 6, 2008 2 comments

Some of the biggest ideas come from small places.  The Village of Kaslo is a case in point.  The mountain community North of Nelson , British Columbia has enacted a food charter to promote local food and reduce greenhouse gas emissions...

GE Free Day

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | March 5, 2008 6 comments

Next week, March 11 is GE Free Day in BC.  Your chance to celebrate GE free food, fight corporate agriculture and tell the government you want GE food labelled.  Events planned for the day include a morning protest, an afternoon panel...

Logging giant AbitibiBowater involved in risky business

Blog entry by Kim Fry | February 28, 2008

Quarterly and year end results released by logging giant AbitibiBowater today raise serious questions about the direction of the company. By not curbing its destructive logging practices in Canada’s Boreal Forest, AbitibiBowater is...

Parliament hears why agrifuels don't work

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | February 26, 2008

The Canadian wants gasoline to contain 5% ethanol by 2010.  The UN Food and Agriculture Organization ( FAO ) has already had warned that the agricultural fuels like corn ethanol are contributing to world hunger for millions of people...

Runaway GE: just “think of a railroad train”, Dow AgroScience claims

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | February 25, 2008

I am not surprised to hear GE being compared to a runaway freight train.  But today’s comments come from Dow AgroScience representative, Garry Hamlin, not from Greenpeace.  Explaining how an unauthorized variety of genetically...

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